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  1. Jan. 28, 2020Coronavirus update

    Check out the University of Waterloo Coronavirus web page for the latest information.

  2. Feb. 23, 2020Boston Consulting Group: Upcoming Events for Advanced Degree Candidates

    Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, excelling in the business of human potential. If you are working towards a PhD, JD, MD, or Postdoc degree, and are interested in a career in business, BCG is offering a variety of events open to Advanced degree candidates (ADCs).

    All current ADCs, who plan on working full time in 2021, are welcome to join BCG at their upcoming events to find out more about available opportunities and learn why BCG is a great place to work!

  3. Feb. 11, 2020Waterloo invites scholars to apply for AMTD Waterloo Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Are you a recent doctoral student graduate or a current postdoc interested in pursuing cutting-edge research with world-renowned faculty members at the University of Waterloo? The application process is now open with a deadline of March 16, 2020.

    The financial value of AMTD fellowship: annual salary of $75,000 plus $7,500 engagement fund, plus access to additional dissemination fund.

    Process: application by invitation of University of Waterloo researcher only

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  1. Feb. 28, 2020Writing Session for Résumés and Cover Letters for PhDs and Postdocs (Winter 2020)

    Bring your laptop or pen and paper and get drafting or improving your résumé and cover letter. Career Advisors and your peers will be available for feedback and guidance. 

    NOTE: To attend this writing session, you must attend the morning workshop Résumé and Cover Letter Writing for PhDs and Postdocs.

    Additional information: Registration through WaterlooWorks not yet open - check back soon!

  2. Feb. 28, 2020Rock your Thesis 2: Starting to Write (Winter 2020)
    People working on computers

    The second in the three-part “Rock Your Thesis” series, this workshop will equip you with the skills you need to start writing a large academic writing project like a thesis, dissertation or dissertation proposal. This hands-on, interactive program has four objectives:

  3. Mar. 3, 2020Interviewing Effectively for PhDs and Postdocs (Winter 2020)

    In this interactive workshop, you’ll practice translating academic language to industry language, apply strategies for answering interview questions and evaluate the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

    Additional information: Registration through WaterlooWorks not yet open - check back soon!

    To browse and register for Centre for Career Action (CCA) workshops and events, follow these steps:

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  1. Feb. 23, 2020Bringing Google to campus (twice!): Leveraging a professional network
    Google stuffed animal.

    At the University of Waterloo, participating in student activities enables the evolvement of leadership skills and creates career/networking opportunities for graduate students, but students can also take the initiative to establish their own opportunities. From my own experience, taking this initiative can have great professional development benefits.

  2. Jan. 23, 2020Developing leadership skills as a grad student: My experience as a Community Assistant
    Betsy Mathew, second from left, with the Community Assistant team at the CLV Ping Pong/Foosball/Pool tournament. (Photo credit:

    I started my master’s program in September 2018 and have been living in Columbia Lake Village (CLV) since then. When I saw the posting for the CLV Community Assistant position for the winter semester, I was more than happy to apply. I’ve always wanted to develop my leadership skills and thought that this was the perfect opportunity.

  3. Nov. 6, 2019Recognizing, building and articulating skills: The Foundations experience
    Professional Skills Foundations logo

    In summer 2019, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs celebrated the first completions of Professional Skills Foundations (Foundations), including those by Irina Oltean and Swakshar Saha. To learn more about what it’s like to participate in Foundations, I checked-in with Irina and Swakshar to hear about their experience.

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